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“Very strong” Hulkenberg will get on top of tricky new cars

In the round-up: Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jnr say Nico Hulkenberg has a challenge on his hands to adapt to the new generation of Formula 1 cars at short notice following his call-up to Aston Martin.

In brief

No doubts Hulkenberg will get up to speed for race, say Ferrari drivers

Hulkenberg has been brought in on short notice to stand in for Vettel who has been sidelined after testing positive for Covid. Despite not having driven the AMR22, Ferrari drivers Sainz and Leclerc expect he will be able to get up to speed by Sunday.

“I think it’s going to be a bit tricky at first for him because the car also requires a different driving style to the previous ones,” said Leclerc. “But Nico is a very strong driver, a very talented driver, so I’m pretty sure that he will make the most out of the three practices to get up to speed with this car.”

Sainz said that three practice session was “enough for the Hulk” and thinks he will adapt to the new cars. “Maybe it will not be peak Nico Hulkenberg, but even a driver of his calibre without having maybe the optimal running time is still really strong and really good.”

Schumacher spoke with Vettel after positive test

Michael Schumacher said he has spoken to Sebastian Vettel following the Aston Martin driver’s positive test for Covid-19.

“Naturally it is a shame he’s not here,” Schumacher told German media. “I spoke to him briefly, I wished him a speedy recovery.

“Hopefully he will get better soon and then he can come back again. Of course the pandemic is still a big part of our world, there’s no denying that.”

Edwards returns to commentary booth for revamped F1TV coverage

Former BBC and Channel 4 F1 commentator Ben Edwards will return to the commentary booth as part of a new line up for the official F1TV streaming service this season.

Motorsport Broadcasting report that Edwards will commentate this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix alongside former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer and will be featured in ten races in this year’s championship.

The pair will be included on the main feed of F1TV, instead of the Sky Sports English commentary team of David Croft and Martin Brundle. They will be joined by Will Buxton, Sam Collins and Tom Gaymor.

Gran Turismo 7 rendered unplayable by server delay

PlayStation players were unable to play the new Gran Turismo 7 for the majority of Thursday after a scheduled server maintenance period was extended indefinitely after a major issue.

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A new patch angered GT7 players

The game, released earlier this month, was the top selling game in the UK following its launch. Despite a heavy single-player focus, the game’s always-online requirement means that players are unable to progress through the game’s campaign or play the vast majority of modes unless connected to the game’s servers.

A two hour scheduled delay on Thursday morning was extended, with the servers still not back online on Thursday evening. Players vocally criticised their inability to play the game during the outage, leading to game director Kazunori Yamauchi apologising for the delay on social media.

The new patch bringing the game to v1.07 was also poorly received, as developers Polyphony Digital confirmed that they had reduced the amount of in game credits rewarded for completing race events, greatly increasing the time investment that players require to earn enough to purchase high-end cars in the game without spending real money through microtransactions.

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